Leinster House

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Leinster House is the seat of the two Houses of the Oireachtas (the National Parliament): Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) and Seanad Éireann (the Senate). It was built in 1747.

Public tours are available on days when the Dáil and Seanad are not sitting (usually Mondays & Fridays). Tours begin at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm. You can book your tour in advance or enquire at the visitors’ entrance (on Kildare Street) 15 minutes before the tour time.  Each tour is limited to the first 30 people who arrive or have already booked a tour. Phone 01 618 3781 to make a booking. These public tours are unavailable at present but group tours can still be arranged (see the following paragraph).

People wishing to arrange a group tour of Leinster House can do so by contacting their local TD or Senator with full details. These tours take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm only if the House is sitting.

To reserve a place on one of the public tours. please email event.desk@oireachtas.ie with your name, address, email address and contact telephone number, or phone 01 618 3781.

Enter by the Kildare Street gate. Bring your passport or other form of identification with you. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour.


Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Tel: 01 618 3781

Admission free
Photography is not allowed in Leinster House

Further detailed information about Leinster House can be obtained on the following website links –

A history of the buildings

Conservation and Restoration

A history of the Irish Parliament

Art in Leinster House